September 17, 2020
We want to take a moment to say how excited we are to share some news about our fall ministry and programming plans! First, we have begun to have some more in-person opportunities. We know that we are each at various places regarding our perceptions and comfort levels about the threat of the virus and the important safety protocols we have, by necessity, implemented to keep you and our community as safe as we possibly can. We so appreciate your willingness to abide by our safety protocols whenever you are present on any of our campuses. Following these protocols is one of most important things we can do to keep moving forward in opening our facilities back up. Abiding by these protocols allows us to witness to our faith as found in scripture; Jesus' command to love others and Paul's admonition in Philippians 2: Don’t be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others. Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
As we return to offering more in-person worship and groups, we want to assure you that we will continue a strong online ministry presence and alternatives such as parking lot worship as well. We do not want anyone to feel any pressure to return to in-person gatherings before they are ready, and for some that could be quite a while. For as long as it takes, we will do everything we can to stay connected with you and fully engaged in growing together in faith, both online and in-person. We also trust that you will continue to be patient, understanding, and very flexible as we move forward, knowing that at any time our plans might need to be altered for the sake of safety, the best utilization of resources (time, personnel, funds, etc.), and to ensure the greatest impact and reach of our life-giving and world-transforming ministries. Thank you so very much for your continuing prayers and generous support during this unprecedented time!
Below you will find our current Fall Worship and Ministry Plan. This is a plan that we will revise as needed or as new opportunities become possible. In the meantime, it is a way forward, that helps us gather in multiple ways as safely as possible. Included in this mailing is the latest version of Calvary's safety protocols and information about our Fall kick-off worship on September 27th and the 40 Days fall program starting the week of the 27th. Please, take a few minutes to, thoughtfully and prayerfully review both the plan and the protocols, and let us know if you have any additional thoughts or questions. We are eager to be with you in-person or online, and we hope you will continue to share our faith in Jesus and invite others to join with us as we move into these 40Days - Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, and all that the future will hold.
In Christ's Service - Blessed to Be a Blessing!
Pastor Ken Greble Amy Cooley Higgs Tony Giamanco Nancy Solomon Ilona Lopez
Shalom Fall Worship & Ministry Plan - October 2020
This plan will remain flexible and responsive to changing circumstances. It will change if Michigan goes backward in phases, the state issues specific directives impacting our plan, or we have a spike in cases or a specific outbreak in Pinckney or at Shalom. This plan is contingent on our region of Michigan being in phase 4 or above and will also change if the COVID-19 protocols are not consistently and conscientiously followed by all leaders and participants in worship and other ministry activities. Safe Start Team ~
*All protocols (Click Here) should be followed while being present during events and
*Each worship experience offers personal communion using individual cups
or use your own juice, wine, and bread.
Week of October 4th and Ongoing Community Renewal and Growth Begins!
- 9:30am Parking Lot Worship. (Continues in a new location on Campus-Simply follow the volunteers)
- 9:30 am Inside (Worship Center) Worship Experience - Limited seating – Pre-registration suggested call the church office or arrive early!
- 40Days - Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, Series and small group-Growth Groups (GG) Sign Up and continue this week! (There is always a seat open!)
- Programming for children, youth and families continues and can add on new folks.
- Wednesdays at 1 pm and 6:30 pm there are worship experiences in person up to 60 people in the worship center.